Immediately after coravin-ing (is that a verb?) a glass...There is no question this an aged left bank BDX. On the nose, a dusty leather chair in a cedar library. In the mouth, very evolved heavily-Cab Sav, dark fruit, iron, dried flowers and leather. No tannins, not much acid. Lacking much of a mid palate. Medium-long finish. Not at all a bad example of a Margaux, but maybe slightly over the hill. Still very enjoyable. — a month ago
From Coravin. Super tasty after a long days screening patients for coronaviruses. Looks like it will have many more years. — 10 days ago
Drank 3/21/20. Excellent with penne with sausage, mustard, and cream sauce.
I had originally had this wine from Magnum around 3 months ago, via Coravin. For whatever reason, it does seem to have improved a bit.
Scents of are now more reminiscent of nebbiolo, with characteristic rose petal and tar, accompanied by red cherry and a bit of petrol. Red cherry, earth, and spice are accompanied by leather notes and medium, well integrated tannins.
4/21/8/4/4 +50 = 91 pts. — 13 days ago
Well that is interesting.......
Having drunk this bottle using Coravin in 5 months. Normally I would not take that much time but as the first few glasses were rather disappointing to me I was not in a hurry.
So here we are, 5 months after the first we are enjoying the final 2 glasses. Nose full of raisins and fig. Some mint. In the mouth there is more balance. More roundness.....
Sweet and acidity in balance.
Having said all of this, I still will not open a bottle again the next two years and now it scores 90/100..... — a month ago
I'll take Chuggable Potables for $22, Alex! My dog Lou be like "b-word, you know you're drinking the rest of that thing tonight, lose the coravin🙄" — 12 days ago
Been holding this one for 8 years. Worth the wait! Maiden voyage with the Coravin. — a month ago
A 2008 tonight! It was drinking really well. I did Coravin it! — a month ago
Better than the first time coravin now that the cork is popped. Bright cherry with a lot of earthy overtones and solid tannin. — a month ago